Best Environmental Books
Contemporary fiction or non-fiction, how-to guides to green living, ecology tracts from the tree-hugging '70s, and those seminal works that chronicled the first stirrings of the conservation ethic.
1 Silent Spring
by
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 16,616 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
2 A Sand County Almanac with ...
by
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 12,217 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
3 The Omnivore's Dilemma: A N...
by
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 102,149 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
4 The Lorax
by
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 144,943 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
5 Desert Solitaire
by
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 18,004 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
6 Green Illusions
by
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 377 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
7 Walden
by
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 72,665 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
8 The Mystic Princesses and t...
by
4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 46 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
9 The World Without Us
by
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 19,405 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
10 Collapse: How Societies Cho...
by
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 35,294 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
11 The Monkey Wrench Gang
by
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 11,101 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
12 Never Cry Wolf
by
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 10,954 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
13 A Walk in the Woods: Redisc...
by
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 143,493 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
14 Cradle to Cradle: Remaking ...
by
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 5,258 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
15 Last Child in the Woods: Sa...
by
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 5,563 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
16 In Defense of Food: An Eate...
by
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 58,643 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
17 Ishmael
by
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 45,496 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
18 Cadillac Desert: The Americ...
by
4.23 of 5 stars 4.23 avg rating — 3,996 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
19 Nature Writings: The Story ...
by
4.26 of 5 stars 4.26 avg rating — 333 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
20 Fast Food Nation: The Dark ...
by
3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 161,101 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
21 Eating Animals
by
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 28,733 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
22 Permaculture: A Designers' ...
by
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 735 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
23 The Song of the Dodo: Islan...
by
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 3,435 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
24 The Worst Hard Time: The Un...
by
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 20,053 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
25 Born Free: A Lioness of Two...
by
4.16 of 5 stars 4.16 avg rating — 17,846 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
26 Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why...
by
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 8,399 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
27 Small Is Beautiful: Economi...
by
4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 2,171 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
28 Cod: A Biography of the Fis...
by
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 8,418 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
29 The Botany of Desire: A Pla...
by
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 27,194 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
30 The Diversity of Life
by
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 2,534 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
31 Field Notes from a Catastro...
by
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 1,253 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
31 Last Chance to See
by
4.31 of 5 stars 4.31 avg rating — 9,779 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
33 Refuge: An Unnatural Histor...
by
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 4,539 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
34 Everything I Want to Do is ...
by
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 901 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
35 The Sea Around Us
by
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 1,099 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
36 Ecology of a Cracker Childhood
by
3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 948 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
37 Walking
by
4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 1,466 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
38 Small Wonder
by
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 6,429 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
39 The Hot Zone
by
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 43,221 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
40 Deep Economy: The Wealth of...
by
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 2,455 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
41 Endgame, Vol. 1: The Proble...
by
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 1,460 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
42 The End of Nature
by
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 1,377 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
43 Stalking the Wild Asparagus
by
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 475 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
44 The Weather Makers: How Man...
by
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,609 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
45 Animal, Vegetable, Miracle:...
by
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 68,919 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
46 The Riverkeepers: Two Activ...
by
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 95 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
46 Holy Bible: The Green Bible...
by
4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 131 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
48 Cry of the Kalahari
by
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 1,300 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
48 The Unsettling of America: ...
by
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 1,811 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
50 Six Degrees
by
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 526 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
51 Gaviotas: A Village to Rein...
by
4.22 of 5 stars 4.22 avg rating — 429 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
52 Wandering Home: A Long Walk...
by
3.95 of 5 stars 3.95 avg rating — 297 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
53 The Milagro Beanfield War
by
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 4,821 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
53 Where the Wild Things Were:...
by
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 578 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
55 An Inconvenient Truth: The ...
by
3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 4,164 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
56 The Empty Ocean
by
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 97 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
57 Harvest for Hope: A Guide t...
by
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 1,268 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
58 Population Bomb
by
3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 207 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
59 Wild Land
by
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 31 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
60 Gaia: A New Look at Life on...
by
3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 604 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
61 American Earth: Environment...
by
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 220 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
62 Wolf Willow
by
3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 343 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
63 The Diversity of Living Org...
by
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 8 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
64 Green Is the New Red: An In...
by
4.39 of 5 stars 4.39 avg rating — 304 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
65 Southcrop Forest
by
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 16 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
66 Heat: How to Stop the Plane...
by
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 480 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
67 Food Inc.: A Participant Gu...
by
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 8,528 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
68 Waking the Frog: Solutions ...
by
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
69 No Logo: No Space, No Choic...
by
3.85 of 5 stars 3.85 avg rating — 13,227 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
70 Earth from Above
by
4.42 of 5 stars 4.42 avg rating — 358 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
71 The Creation: An Appeal to ...
by
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 601 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
72 The Secret Knowledge of Wat...
by
4.28 of 5 stars 4.28 avg rating — 796 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
73 Second Nature: A Gardener's...
by
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 3,510 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
74 The Revenge of Gaia
by
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 801 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
75 Nocturne, Opus 1: Sea Foam
by
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 36 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
76 Food Not Lawns: How to Turn...
by
3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 650 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
77 Sustainable Energy - Withou...
by
4.34 of 5 stars 4.34 avg rating — 314 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
78 Vainglorious Sun
by
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 43 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
79 Playing God in Yellowstone:...
by
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 93 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
80 Song for the Blue Ocean: En...
by
4.3 of 5 stars 4.30 avg rating — 340 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
80 The Tipping Point: How Litt...
by
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 286,128 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
82 Practice of the Wild
by
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 980 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
83 The Sacred Balance: Redisco...
by
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 562 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
84 Sleeping Naked is Green: Ho...
by
3.57 of 5 stars 3.57 avg rating — 614 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
85 The Ecology of Commerce Rev...
by
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 1,183 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
86 The Last Flight of the Scar...
by
3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 296 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
87 Hope for Animals and Their ...
by
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 465 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
88 Planetwalker: 22 Years of W...
by
3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 382 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
89 Native Science: Natural Law...
by
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 39 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
89 The Fifth Sacred Thing (May...
by
4.24 of 5 stars 4.24 avg rating — 2,948 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
89 Remarkable Creatures
by
3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 20,342 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92 Look To The Mountain: An Ec...
by
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 14 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
92 Arctic Dreams
by
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 2,758 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
94 Plan B 4.0: Mobilizing to S...
by
3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 218 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
94 Uno's Garden
by
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 401 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
96 Gaia's Garden: A Guide to H...
by
4.36 of 5 stars 4.36 avg rating — 1,479 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
97 The Post Carbon Reader: Man...
by
4.25 of 5 stars 4.25 avg rating — 101 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
97 Float
by
4.11 of 5 stars 4.11 avg rating — 28 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
99 The Moon in the Nautilus Sh...
by
2.67 of 5 stars 2.67 avg rating — 3 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
100 The Urban Homestead: Your G...
by
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 1,451 ratings
Rate this book
Clear rating
flag this list (?)
398 books · 495 voters · list created February 18th, 2009 by Ross (votes) .
64 likes · like
Lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes.


Ross
Ross
514 books
57 friends
Loren
Loren
288 books
48 friends
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads
Susanna - Censored by GoodReads
2344 books
435 friends
MBP
MBP
3879 books
87 friends
Phillip
Phillip
3266 books
106 friends
League of Native Nations
League of Native Nations
12 books
3 friends
Jen
Jen
363 books
68 friends
Anna
Anna
136 books
30 friends

More voters…


Comments (showing 1-1 of 1) (1 new)

dateDown_arrow    newest »

message 1: by [deleted user] (new)

The biggest problem is there are TOO MANY PEOPLE! What we need is a big plague like the 1918 flu to come around again. How else is the earth going to save itself from too many people?


back to top



Anyone can add books to this list.